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Melissa Martin: Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock — looking back so we can look forward to do more, be more

So long 2018 — Hello 2019. Another year (2018) has departed — 12 months, 52 weeks, and 365 days have ticked away. The residue of events, happenings, and goings-on of 2018 dwell in newspapers, history books, human memories—and in the bowels of computer hard drives, cell phones, and other techno devices. More time has passed — 8760 hours, 525,600 minutes, and 31,536,000 seconds have ticked away....

Constance Alexander: As 2018 comes to a close, looking back on a year of Main Street columns

Usually depicted with two identical faces looking in opposite directions, the Roman deity Janus gave his name to the month January. The god of gates and doorways, Janus acknowledged the past and the future at the same time. That said, it seems appropriate for the first Main Street of the year to reflect on the highlights of 2018 and peek into the future. Starting with the basics, Main Street 2018 can...

Kentucky by Heart: And, to the letter, sharing big plans and good wishes for this brand new year

By Steve Flairty Special to KyForward I have big plans for 2019, and probably not surprisingly for you, the readers, they entail a great emphasis on informing others about this special place where I’ve lived nearly all my life, the Bluegrass State. Please indulge me as I share a few of those plans, and may you adopt some of them for YOUR plans for the new year! Here they are, acrostically written...

Beth Underwood: Get out your planner — paper or digital; time to get ready for the New Year

Can you believe we’re days away from a new year? In some respects, it seems like 2017 just got started. Nevertheless, here we are, about to usher in 2018. I don’t know about you, but for me, the new year means one thing: time for a new daily, weekly, or monthly planner. Because we have big goals, you and I. We have places to go and people to see. And everyone knows big dreams require big-time planning...

Coach Colene: Say goodbye to 2014 and
prepare to make 2015 your best year yet

(Photo from Creative Commons)   By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   How in the world did this happen? It’s the end of December, which means a new year is upon us. Everyone warned me that the older I get the faster the years fly by, and boy were they right. So as we begin to wind down 2014 and gear up for 2015, I want to leave you with some parting thoughts on how to make 2015 your best...

Lewis Donohew: With another year comes another chance to be happy, enjoy new things

Another year.   The world didn’t end, the corporate takeover of the country failed—at least this time—and we’re all a year older. In 2012, Mother Nature also collected a few more tolls from those of us who have been through this cycle many times before. As a result:   It takes a little longer to come up with the exact word we want use to describe something.   It takes a little...